17 Aug 17

Science in the summer holidays

Sizewell B has a fun packed agenda for young visitors to the power station this month in a bid to bring science to life over the summer holidays.

Hundreds of local children are taking part in the free sessions which are being held at the power station visitor centre throughout August. 

This week’s activities are themed around science and the sea with children learning about density and atoms using coloured sandy water and getting crafty making moving fish using card and sock puppets.

Niki Rousseau, Sizewell B community relations, said:  “The summer workshops at the Sizewell visitor centre are great fun and a really nice way to introduce children to science.”

Each week a new science-based workshop will be rolled out for visitors in addition to the activities already on offer in the exhibition centre and through the tour of the power station. 

In the first session children made bird feeders using pine cones whilst exploring science and nature. In sessions to come, children will be able to make musical instruments in the science and sound workshop and fly gliders in the build it make it session.

Parents looking for something to do with the children, come rain or shine, can drop in for the free summer science activities at Sizewell B visitor centre from 10am – 2pm on the following dates: August 22, 30.  

The Sizewell B visitor centre is still open for public visits over the summer holidays as normal. To find out more details please contact sizewellbtours@edf-energy.com or 01728 653974

EDF Energy

EDF Energy is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers and businesses with electricity and gas.

It generates electricity with eight nuclear power stations, more than 30 wind farms, one gas and two coal power stations, as well as with combined heat and power plants.

EDF Energy is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C. This will provide low carbon electricity to meet 7% of UK demand. The project is already making a positive impact on the local and national economy, British industry, as well as boosting skills and education. EDF Energy also invests in a range of low carbon technologies including renewables and battery storage. It is applying research and development expertise to improve the performance of existing generation and developing the potential of new technologies.

The company provides gas and electricity for more than 5 million customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain and the largest supplier to British businesses. It offers innovative energy systems for commercial customers and digital innovation for customers at home. EDF Energy has also launched its own innovation accelerator, Blue Lab, which focuses on making customers’ lives easier.

The Better Plan is EDF Energy's framework for being a sustainable and responsible energy business and is an integral part of EDF's 2030 vision to be the efficient, responsible electricity company, and champion of low-carbon growth. The Better Plan is underpinned by comprehensive environmental and social programmes which have been recognised by a wide range of organisations.

EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK, the company employs around 13,000 people at locations across England and Scotland.

To find out more about the UK's energy challenges visit: www.edfenergy.com/energyfuture/